Threat Crimes in New Jersey
Trenton NJ Threat Crime Defense Lawyers
Threat crime charges in New Jersey often stem from a misunderstanding. Sometimes, it is a verbal disagreement between spouses; other times, it’s an argument between neighbors. These arguments have a way of getting out of hand, so it’s entirely possible that you did not realize that the other person felt as though they were being threatened at the time. Unfortunately, the reality is that New Jersey threat crime laws are so broad in scope that just about any kind of loud or annoying behavior may be construed by police as “threatening” conduct. Regardless of the circumstances, you now face serious, felony-level charges and significant penalties. If you’re not careful, you could end up spending a very long time behind bars. That’s why it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a highly respected law firm that has been defending clients against threat crime charges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1972. Our criminal defense lawyers appear on a daily basis in courtrooms throughout Mercer County, NJ, including Princeton, Hamilton, and Hopewell. We are a local firm with important ties to the community and a wealth of experience and contacts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In fact, our familiarity with local courtroom procedure and personnel gives us an edge in your case because we have specialized institutional knowledge and unique insight into prosecutorial strategies in assault and threat cases. Call KCR today to discuss your threat crime charges and start your defense.
Threat Offense Charges in Mercer County NJ
KCR has a long history of defending clients against threat crime charges in New Jersey. We have successfully represented clients accused of all kinds of threat crimes, including:
It is not uncommon for an individual to face threat crime charges after police have been called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident. New Jersey police have been trained to take no chances when it comes to domestic violence; as a result, you could find yourself under arrest and subject to significant penalties even if there is no evidence of any wrongdoing. Moreover, you may need representation at a separate restraining order hearing because threat crimes charges are often accompanied by a restraining order application.
Assault Crimes in Mercer County NJ
KCR also represents clients accused of assault crimes throughout the State of New Jersey. Some of the most common assault crime charges are:
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Restraint
- False Imprisonment
- Assault by Auto
Fight Threat and Assault Charges in Hamilton and Lawrence NJ
In many instances, it is possible to get a serious threat crime charge, such as stalking, downgraded to a lesser offense like harassment. This is important because harassment is typically classified as a petty disorderly persons offense; this means that your case will be heard in a local municipal court and you will not be subject to state prison time.
Additionally, depending upon the circumstances of your case, it might be possible for an attorney to get you admitted into a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). If the prosecution agrees to divert your case to PTI, you can avoid prison time by meeting all requirements of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the assault or threat charges against you will be dismissed.
Free Consultation with Trenton NJ Threat Offense Attorneys
The criminal defense attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson understand that your freedom is on the line. That’s why we will do whatever takes to help you win your threat crime case and keep you out of prison. Call us now to discuss your threat crime charges with a member of our litigation team, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation at our offices in Trenton NJ, Pennington NJ, or Bensalem PA.